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Willis Glenn Galvez

November 21, 1934 - November 2, 2014

Willis Glenn Galvez, 79 was born in New Castle, Colorado on November 21, 1934, one of 12 children to Fred and Flossie Garcia Galvez. They moved to Ogden, Utah when Willis was nine-years-old. He passed away on November 2, 2014 in Ogden.

He attended Ogden City Schools and graduated from Weber High School in 1954. While in school he excelled in wrestling and went to the University of Utah on a wrestling scholarship. He graduated from Weber State College in 1967. He made many lifelong friends through his school years and later. After enlisting he wrestled for the Army and was stationed at Fort Bliss Texas.

He worked as a carpenter for many years and retired from the Davis County Schools as a carpenter. He was an extremely hard worker and could work circles around the younger guys. He was a” Jack of all Trades” and could fix almost anything. He was always helping someone and you could see him all over the area helping people. He was a GOOD MAN.

Willis was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-day Saints, where he has served as Elders Quorum President, a member of the Bishopric and in the High Priest Group Presidency.

He was married to Arlene Tribe and had two beautiful daughters that were born to this marriage; Pam (Andy) and Christy (Jamie) as well as four grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were later divorced.

On February 2, 1962 he married Lois Menlove in Ogden, Utah. They recently celebrated 52 years of marriage. They are the parents of five wonderful children; Randy (deceased), Misti (Mat), Wendi, Sandi (Laroy) & Chad (Marci).  They have seven grandchildren; Colby, Kelsi (Preston), Thadius, Taijanai, Melia, Aidan & Mason. His brothers and sisters are; Fred Jr. (Lora Dean), Bertha (deceased), Pauline (deceased), June, Rosella (deceased), Harvey (Carol), Art (Dixie), Phyllis, and Don (Nancy). We will all miss him horribly.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday November 7, 2014 at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836-36th St. Ogden, UT. There will be a viewing Thursday, November 6, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Leavitt’s and one hour prior to services from 10:00-10:45 am.

Interment at Leavitt’ Aultorest Memorial Park.

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

 There will be a viewing Thursday, November 6, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Leavitt’s and one hour prior to services from 10:00-10:45 am.  

836-36th St.

Ogden, UT 84403


Service Information

Date: Friday, November 7, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

836-36th St.

Ogden, UT 84403

Viewing one hour prior to service.


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Born: November 21, 1934
Died: November 2, 2014

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SHEILA WIDDISON TICE posted on 11/6/14

TO THE GALVEZ FAMILY, MY HEART IS SADDEN BY THE LOSS OF SUCH A WONDERFUL MAN. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER ICE CREAM @ FARR'S. WHAT A WONDERFUL FATHER, HARD WORKING, AND KIND HEARTED MAN. YOU TRULY RECEIVED ONE OF THE BEST FATHER'S AND HUSBAND. LOVE TO ALL.

 

PAM posted on 11/6/14

We will miss you! Your warm heart and smile! Such a gentle soul! I love you!

 

Christie Albers posted on 11/6/14

Praying for you all. Love you dad from your daughters, Pamela and Christie

 

Charles & Kathy Christensen posted on 11/5/14

My heart sank, and my sorrow has and is great for the loss of my good friend. Willis was more than just a neighbor. He influenced our life's greatly. My condolences to his wife and children. All that love him know they are better for Willis in their life. He is now on the next journey in eternity. I'm sure Bob White was there with all of Willis's family for the reunion. Love you, and if you need a thing, we are just down the street.

 

Rich Rendon posted on 11/5/14

To the Galvez Family, I want to send my condolences to the family. I only knew him briefly, but he always would be there cheering on Colby every Saturday for football and always had a smile on his face. Prayers to the Galvez family. He was truly a gentleman. God Bless

 

Gary & Madeline Pappas Coleman posted on 11/5/14

To the Entire Galvez family, We were sadden to hear the news of Willis, who has been a friend of the Coleman's and the Pappas's for many many years. We send our deepest condolences to everyone. Now he is a peace with himself, and now he can watch over all of us, remembering especially how he and my Cousin Harry Papageorge, at Weber High, were the best of the best Wrestlers around. We love all you Galvez's and our hearts and prayers are with each one of you always.

 

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